From the Morning Memo:

Rep. John Katko’s campaign on Thursday announced he had raised $521,623 in the second quarter fundraising period of 2019 as he seeks re-election to a central New York House seat.

The campaign cash haul is a record total for him in a single fundraising period. His campaign’s fundraising announcement was also coupled with the not-unexpected announcement he would run for re-election in 2020.

Katko is running for a fourth term in what has been an unpredictable swing district, with voters turning out incumbents virtually every election year.

Katko, a Republican and former federal prosecutor, has been able to maintain a hold on the seat. Last year, he defeated Democrat Dana Balter.